Animal Farm

George Orwell’s animal Farm is an animal satire through which Orwell attacks the Russian Revolution and Communism. Through the use of animal allegory Orwell mirrors and humorously attacks the events of the Russian Revolution on Manor Farm.
Animal Farm is rightfully classified as a satirical text as whilst it humours and entertains its audience, it voices Orwell’s belief that it is unrealistic to believe it is possible to achieve a classless society through war and revolutions, due to humans desire for power.  

Throughout the novel Orwell expresses his belief that the ruling class in a supposedly classless society, in the novel being the pigs and dogs are unproductive and ready to take what they want as their own without hesitation. "Comrades!" he cried. "You do not imagine, I hope, that we pigs are doing this in a spirit of selfishness and privilege? Many of us actually dislike milk and apples. I dislike them myself. Our sole object in taking these things is to preserve our health.” Orwell satirises the cunning and manipulative traits of the power hungry leaders that take advantage of their “comrades”.

Further on the text succeeds at critiquing the way even under different rule and different ideals, the pigs ulterior motives have become corrupt and selfish, just like previous owners of the farm or previous political leaders. Orwell places emphasis on how the farm slowly reverts to the way it was previously, even becoming worse. The plot slowly reveals the extent of the pigs sinister transformation through their walking upright and carrying whips and when they become so alike to man that   “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” Through the satirisation of a farm which passes from human to animal rule Orwell’s sends a message to society saying that through war and revolution the only thing that changes is the name of the tyrant, because greed and...